John-Arne Røttingen (MFA, Norway), Gagandeep Kang (CMC Vellore, India), Henriette Aasen (UiB, Norway) and Mosoka P. Fallah (Founder/CEO Refuge Place International, Liberia) in conversation with Esperanza Diaz Perez (Pandemic Centre, UiB) and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen (GRIP).
Access and equal distribution of vaccines are essential in managing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The current challenges of vaccine inequality demand a re-examination of the vaccine distribution mechanisms.
The Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP) in cooperation with the Pandemic Centre at UIB arranges a seminar to explore vaccine distribution mechanisms, and look for possibilities to facilitate more equal, fair and sustainable futures.
The webinar will address such questions as what are the consequences of wealthier nations buying up most of the vaccine supply? How does it affect pandemic control on a local and global scale? What role does the current patent system and big pharma play in vaccine management and how are national governments interacting with the industry on these issues? What are the current models for vaccine distribution in Norway and beyond and are there more just and fair possible alternatives?
The seminar is free and open to all. It is possible to attend both physically and digitally.
Please note, that according to the COVID-19 regulations all participants must keep a distance of at least one metre from each other and maintain good hand hygiene. We also need to have an overview of who is present at all times, so for those who attend physically, we will register their names and phone numbers and keep it for 10 days. You can sign up for the event via this link.
If you have any respiratory tract symptoms you should stay at home.
Photo: IMF Photo/ERNESTO BENAVIDES.